Pascal Jolivet Sancerre lands two mentions in Wine & Spirits “Most Popular Restaurant Wines”
Wine & Spirits #11 Most Popular Sauvignon Blancs and #13 Most Popular French Wines
Sourced from three vineyards in the heart of the appellation. The “Les Caillottes” vineyard and it’s chalky soils makes up 50% of the blend, followed by the hillside vineyard of “Les Terres Blanches” at 30% and the limestone and flint riddled vineyard of “Silex” making up the remaining 20%.
Pascal Jolivet is a firm believer in natural winemaking, and practices environmentally friendly techniques in both the vineyard and the cellar.
“I do a kind of biodynamic vinification that takes time, but results in wines you can drink and enjoy without fatigue. My wines have finesse, elegance, and purity, with clean aromas and flavors. There is a paradox in the winery, because I use technology, but only to control the fermentation, not to interfere. I make natural wines that are easy to drink, not ‘technical wines’ that are heavy and don’t go with food. I have a strong philosophy that our wine is a beverage meant to compliment food. We follow our own logical approach to respect the grapes and make Sauvignon Blanc wines that are lovely, fruity and vibrant.”
– Pascal Jolivet